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Choosing the right criminal defense

If you are taken into police custody in New Mexico, you might be released from jail after your case is processed. In some situations, a judge might order you to stay behind bars until your trial date. Being arrested and charged with a crime, whether it’s DUI or drug possession or theft, etc., can be a frightening experience, especially if you’re not familiar with the criminal justice system.

Facing criminal charges does not necessarily mean a judge or jury will convict you. Many cases never even go to trial. For example, if you can prove that evidence was mishandled in your case, that police used excessive force or that other violations occurred at the time of your arrest, the judge might order that some or all the charges against you be dropped. If it looks like your case will go to trial, you will need to focus on building a strong defense from the start.

Choose a criminal defense strategy wisely

It’s best to seek experienced guidance and support to determine which criminal defense options best fit your needs. You must also decide how you will plea when you appear for arraignment. Arraignment is a court hearing where the judge announces the charges against you and asks if you have clearly heard and understood them.

Many things can happen between the time of arrest and a trial date that can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. At the Law Office of Ryan J. Villa LLC, you can obtain strong support from a legal advocate who is not afraid to go toe-to-toe with the toughest prosecutors in the state. A strong criminal defense strategy is the key to a positive outcome in court.